units

MKF5391

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Marketing

Coordinator(s)

Mr Kimble Montagu

Offered

Caulfield

  • Summer semester B 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Synopsis

Topics include the nature, role and scope of sales management; the sales organisation; the selection, recruitment, training and development of sales people; the motivation, compensation and evaluation of sales people; the sales process; sales forecasting and estimating market potential; sales budgeting and profitability; planning sales territories; determining sales quotas and the optimum allocation of sales effort and resources.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. evaluate different selling situations and select appropriate selling approaches to implement
  2. demonstrate an ability to communicate in a persuasive and professional manner to a group or to an individual whether during a formal presentation or otherwise
  3. apply appropriate writing skills to produce quality business reports
  4. recall the key elements of sales management, personal and selling, specific to business relationships.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Students must have passed one of the following: MBA9006, MKX9550, MKX9160 or MKX5461 before undertaking this unit.